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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 3, 2009 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Then I come round again.....'

Day Job"
Recorded on

* Dick's Picks, vol. 6

First performance: August 28, 1982 at the Oregon Country Fair Site, Veneta, Oregon. "Day Job" appeared as the second set opener, preceding "Man Smart, Woman Smarter." "West L.A. Fadeaway" also appeared for the first time at this show.

Hunter, in his Box of Rain, notes that

"This song was dropped from the Grateful Dead repertoire at the request of fans. Seriously."

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 3, 2009 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Then I come round again.....'

My bad--I meant to say I wanted to yell out it "sucked" but amazingly, I missed this song since I stopped that yr!

Hmmm--pretty smart thinking eh?

I am thinking of copyrighting my review (in the review thread) and this song could be just the motivation I need (at any number of levels).

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 3, 2009 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Then I come round again.....'

Day Job is a lot like Dough Knees...which I also don't like. ;)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 3, 2009 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Then I come round again.....'

For me, both songs really suffered from being overplayed during a period when I saw a lot of shows in a row (mini-tours w/in tours) and the placement -as a let down encore (day job) or tossed off first set closer (both tunes).
As soon as either started at end of first set you knew it was time to beat rush to john before tripped out masses.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: May 3, 2009 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Then I come round again.....'

Exception to the rule on doughknees:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-06-20.sbd.bertha.tetzeli.fix-25468.73846.reflac.flac16

"The girl I love
She's sweet and true
You know the dress she wears sweet Mama It's Pink and Blue
She brings me coffee
she brings me tea
She brings me 'bout every damn thing but the jailhouse key!"

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 3, 2009 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Then I come round again.....'

OMG--well, having only heard the early, early versions, I always thought DEMIn was a great tune! The Dead Cover Band I worked with did it, and in the early 70s NO ONE knew that tune...it just wasn't typically done...I suppose one of you latter day Heads could clue me in, but when did it come back and become such a regular feature so as to cause such a feeling toward it?

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 3, 2009 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Then I come round again.....'

Around '79, usually with an overblown Brent organ solo...and used as a set-closer/encore in just the way described above.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 3, 2009 5:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Then I come round again.....'

Thanks SCB...you know, you must be one of the esteemed Forumites these days it seems to me...holding down the fort on a regular basis. Its a tough job, and it's pathetic you have to do it, to quote Jerry, but there you have it...

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 3, 2009 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Then I come round again.....'

I seriously gotta get a life, I know! ;-) But I really do love this place.... thank ya for the kind words. And as I sit here listening to the kickin' Jack Straw from 2-24-74, I realize there's worse things I could be doing...